In "A Hunger Artist," suggest reasons why Kafka selected an expert in fasting and not a priest or a singer as the central figure in the story.
Franz Kafka's "A Hunger Artist" is a metaphor for the yearning and alienation we all experience, to some extent. A priest or a singer or a painter or a sculptor or an author might just as easily have worked for the theme; however, those professions would probably not have carried the metaphor as well as does a hunger artist. He is both something rare (an...
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